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Latest posts by KT53

How to get what you want out of a landscape designer?

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 17:55

When we had a garden design done we discussed the broad ideas e.g. avoid straight lines, path curving across and down the garden.  Looked at the existing plants we wanted to keep and those we were happy to lose.  The designer then came up with a design and full planting plan.

That's certainly what I would expect.  If the one you have is keeping on passing the buck back to you I'd tell them to take a hike.

Clearing a garden

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 22:58

If you are trying to level large areas it's definitely worth investing in a landscaping rake.  They are much wider than a standard garden rake and much more effective at leveling.

Weeds or desired self seed? New border

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 22:29

Definition of a weed is a plant growing where it's not wanted.  If you like what is coming up leave it to see how it develops before deciding what to do with it.

Runner beans

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 17:53

I'm not growing this year, but my neighbour was complaining yesterday of the very poor set and very few flowers this year.

lawn edging advice

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 17:17

If you don't want to invest the cost of Everedge you can get plastic edging from B&Q.  It won't last as long as steel but it's a fraction of the price and will certainly do the job. Also, unlike Smartedge it comes in shorter sections which may be easier to handle.

Raised Bed

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 17:58

If it's only a slight slope just dig out enough to leave the one end at, or just below, existing garden level.

Raised beds

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 17:57

We have 2 raised bed which are 3 sleepers high and that is more than enough for a seat height.

cutting back tree branches

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 17:41

Maggots hanging from the trees are you sure they're not catkins?

Ferns

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 17:04

Do a search on Ferns for sun and you'll find some helpful sites.  To be honest I always thought ferns preferred shade until I picked one up which said "Full sun" on the label.  I can't remember the name as I was looking for ferns for shady place.

Spring bulbs lifted from pots

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 16:42

I've just lifted the tulip and daff bulbs from a couple of large pots.  The bulbs are solid, I chucked a few which were slightly mouldy or soft.

The basic question is as above.  Are they worth keeping and if so what should I do with them? (Polite answers please as I have heard they should be stored in the dark).  Can I just plant them into borders now and let them get on with it? Should they be stored? or should I just chuck them out??

Discussions started by KT53

When gardens fight back

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****** NHS box tickers. I need to vent

Stupidity of the NHS. 
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Last Post: 12/11/2014 at 18:56

Clear timber preservatives

Any experience? 
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Last Post: 05/09/2014 at 08:56

Spring bulbs lifted from pots

Worth keeping? If so what do I need to do. 
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Last Post: 15/06/2014 at 23:49

Hydrangea leaves being attacked

No idea by what! 
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Last Post: 26/05/2014 at 14:41

Employment Law

Where can I find easily understandable info on line? 
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Last Post: 23/05/2014 at 09:15

RHS Malvern Spring Festival

.... what a disappointment 
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Last Post: 11/05/2014 at 21:25

Raised bed for alpines

Is partial shade OK 
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Last Post: 13/04/2014 at 12:40

I had to chuckle

New Gardeners' World Mag 
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Last Post: 24/03/2014 at 21:31

Lily 'bulblets'

What to do with them. 
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Last Post: 12/03/2014 at 21:30

If I catch 'em I swear I'll bury 'em.....

Cats and their calling cards. 
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Last Post: 28/01/2014 at 19:59

dendrobium nobile care

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Last Post: 01/11/2013 at 21:11

Overwintering lilies

Lilies in pots. 
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Last Post: 09/03/2014 at 11:18

Pruning crab apple

When to prune 
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Last Post: 09/09/2013 at 23:58

Climber Jiffy plugs

Where to grow them on? 
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Last Post: 08/09/2013 at 14:05
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